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led her to create the post of u.s. ambassador for global women's issues. she appointed melanne verveer, a long-time aide and friend. >> well, you know, as first lady she had impact on our own policies. it was she who very much became a proponent for micro credit for women who were in the poorest circumstances being lifted up with training and small amounts of credit. girls' education. so she ha pli impacts certainly in development during those years. as senator she continued to be active on those issues. the work that went on with afghan women early in 2003 recognizing how critical they would be to the creation of a better future for afghan women. she was very involved in when she traveled as a senator. she didn't travel that much internationally, but when she did, to afghanistan or to iraq, she met wit all of theey peop, but she always asked that she also meet with some of the key women. and then as secretary, she really made these issues a cornerstone of our foreign policy, obviously, in creating the position that i have, which is the first ever u.s. ambassador for global women's iss
, marcia fudge, making it the first time ohio will have two african american u.s. representatives. >> i think when we go out and young folks, women and men look to us. we're part of a history, we're part that allows, especially young girls to be able to say, i, too, can go to washington and serve in congress because there was a joyce beatty. >> beatty says a diverse congress means less gridlock, and more action. >> i think there will be some changes in the house because of the diversity of the caucus and we are more reflective of america. >> beatty is ready to resolve the differences between members of congress and believes that can only be done when both sides compromise. >> democrats are going to be democrats and republicans are going to be republicans and on many things our core is very different. i think you have to look at both sides of the equation and i think you have to come up with some resolves that are palatable for both sides of the aisle. i n't think we've spent a lot of time figuring out how we can work together. i think in the past there was too much time spent on making
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